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#1 Posted by ArtisanBreads (3595 posts) -

You can't criticize a game for something it doesn't try to be, but it definitely feels like the writers didn't 'get it' when it comes to the appeal of the WWII setting.

For sure, but I think you nail it with the first part. To me, this game could have been a cool retelling of WWII, but instead it's basically typical cliche anime fantasy fast forwarded on a timeline to have some WWII-style tech.

#2 Edited by ArtisanBreads (3595 posts) -

I for one agree. Didn't find the story interesting at all even though it seems like it should be in my wheelhouse. And for me, the gameplay crux (moving and aiming attacks in third person) was virtually pointless and added nothing. It is just inferior, busy work, and less precise and tactical compared to a game like XCOM or Silent Storm or Jagged Alliance. There's nothing to the aiming.

I love SRPGs and this one didn't do much for me at all.

But if you want to really hate a story from the jump, try the PSP sequel out. Makes this look like a masterpiece.

#3 Posted by ArtisanBreads (3595 posts) -

I just wanted to say: FUCK THE QTEs in this game. They are probably the worst since Indigo Prophesy (which will surely never be surpassed). For a game that seems to "get it" in so many areas, and pokes fun at games, it has the worst QTEs.

#4 Posted by ArtisanBreads (3595 posts) -

Is he making it so gay users can't use the browser? I'm all for gay rights and I find homophobes extremely sad and backwards...

I mostly use Chrome now, but a message like that would never make me switch browsers. I'm not going down the dark hole of boycotting products because I do not agree with what the CEO does with his own money.

Exactly. I'm sure if you knew enough about any of these CEOs you could make some judgement. CEO A is a shitty dad, CEO B cheats on his wife, CEO C is a scumbag whose company pollutes. In the example of C, that's what actually matters. Making a moral judgement on one man, and then a company from that, is very selective.

#5 Edited by ArtisanBreads (3595 posts) -

Could this have gone more badly?

For my tastes it sucks.

As much as I object to Valve, I have to say, I just love how they do their own thing independently. I may not agree with all the practices, but staying private, always experimenting... I respect it as I see a cool looking company sold right when it's on the brink of being it's own thing.

#6 Edited by ArtisanBreads (3595 posts) -

@nodima said:

@artisanbreads said:

Also thinking playing the MyPlayer mode would be good, as you can limit yourself to one position and then learn kind of what that position should be doing on the floor. You could fill in your knowledge that way, position by position. That mode is always a bit robotic (and basketball is the smoothest flowing sport just about) so it's not perfect but it's good. Maybe be a PG and figure out how you have to think to run a team on offense.

Granted I don't enjoy these modes in general, but MyPlayer can give people a really horrid idea of what a good basketball player is considering it's basically impossible to turn in something like an 11 point, 8 rebound game in 18 minutes off the bench and get an A rating at the end of the game even though that would be all you could ever ask for out of a player like, say, Tyler Hansbrough. Nothing about my experience with that mode has ever felt like basketball; maybe YMCA basketball.

As I say, it isn't perfect, but it's as close as you can do in a videogame. I also don't care if I get a stupid A every time because there are always things you can do that will randomly dock you in that mode. I just try to have fun. But then again, I know how to play.

I think being told REBOUND if you are a big guy is at least a place to start for someone who knows nothing about basketball.

#7 Edited by ArtisanBreads (3595 posts) -

It's a pretty good spot. I would also really recommend watching some NBA ball and really watch what they are doing. What all the different positions do on any given play? Look at the pick and rolls, watch how they space the floor, how they are defending certain players vs others (do they give them room to shoot? play them to go right or left?). Look at the match ups between who is guarding who and how that plays out.

Running through it in 2K would be good too, it's just a lot at once and you can pretty easily just play badly and do okay. If you really don't know much about the sport though, watching with an actual interest in how the game is being played (vs just watching the game to see who wins) is probably the best place to start in my opinion. Then you can start applying that to 2k.

Also thinking playing the MyPlayer mode would be good, as you can limit yourself to one position and then learn kind of what that position should be doing on the floor. You could fill in your knowledge that way, position by position. That mode is always a bit robotic (and basketball is the smoothest flowing sport just about) so it's not perfect but it's good. Maybe be a PG and figure out how you have to think to run a team on offense.

#8 Posted by ArtisanBreads (3595 posts) -

Coming to Souls games for graphics lol

#9 Posted by ArtisanBreads (3595 posts) -

If you're with someone else there this is THE WORST. You are scum.

#10 Edited by ArtisanBreads (3595 posts) -

ha I knew it would be YES and it's so absolutely not. And I'm a huge basketball fan and I really like Looney Tunes. And Bill Murray! That movie is not good though.